What This Course Covers
Global 10 covers significant events in global history from around the early 1700s up to the present date. Some popular topics include the rise and fall of nations, imperialism, World Wars I and II, terrorism, and the development and impact of one of the world's most destructive forces: Socialism and Communism/Marxism. Hopefully by studying these units and events you'll have a better understanding of the world we live in today and why.
How Your Course Grade is Determined
Homework = 25%: Some of your assignments will be collected for a grade. Though I encourage you to turn in assignments early, they must be complete and ready to be turned in (either paper copies while in class or emailed to me) during your class period. Anything turned in after the end of class is considered late, and late or incomplete assignments are not acceptable.
Vocabulary Quizzes = 35%: These will be given once a week (or once every two weeks) and is based solely on what's in the "Vocabulary Packet." The format consists of fill-in-the-blank. As we fill in words during the year, the list grows for words you may see on the quizzes. Normally quizzes will be about 5-8 questions with a word bank, though the choices in the word bank will greatly outnumber the number of questions.
Unit Tests = 40%: Unit tests will be similar to the vocab quizzes in format but with many more questions. In addition to fill-ins, you may periodically have questions where the answer stems from a document provided (e.g. a cartoon, chart, graph, quote, short reading passage, etc.).
My "Office Hours" for Wednesdays
Wednesdays are deemed as a remote day for all students. This will be a day for you to work on assignments posted that week, and at times I will post a non-graded vocab practice quiz on my "What did We Do in Class Today?" page of the website. You can email me any time throughout the school day just as you can any other day. Please note I do not check my email on weekends or holidays.
Keys to Success in Global 10
1. Study your vocab packet 10-15 minutes a night.
2. Complete all assignments, even those that aren't collected.
3. Make being here at school (or signed-in if from home) a priority. You can't learn if you aren't present.
4. Check my teacher website often for assignments, quiz/test dates, and due dates.
5. Be prepared. Bring your binder and a pen EVERY DAY, and also your textbook when asked to.
6. Ask for help when you need it.